UK-based operator Sloane Helicopters has taken delivery of a second AW169 helicopter from lease company Milestone Aviation Group. The first helicopter, a new AW169, was delivered in December 2021.
Sloane will operate the helicopters on behalf of the Children’s Air Ambulance UK, an inter-hospital transfer service that flies critically ill children to receive lifesaving treatment.
Sloane managing director Jeremy Awenat says: “We are pleased to be growing our EMS helicopter fleet to include these two AW169 helicopters. The lease of these helicopters further strengthens our established and growing relationship with Milestone. The AW169 is the benchmark helicopter in its category, offering performance, speed and high safety standards, all of which will contribute to the crucial services of the Children’s Air Ambulance UK provides.”
The two aircraft are part of the charity’s fleet renewal programme, and are fitted with specialist clinical interiors equipped to fly clinical teams and critically ill children to hospital. The aircraft will operate from bases in the north and south of England.
Milestone president and CEO Pat Sheedy says: “We are extremely proud to have expanded our partnership with Sloane and to support a vital service such as the Children’s Air Ambulance UK. The Milestone and Sloane technical teams worked closely together to create a bespoke solution for the charity, ensuring that the aircraft are capable of delivering lifesaving care to patients.”